Tuesday, June 17, 2008


As much as I hated to see Indian Cricket team in Bangladesh,some part of me also wanted this young team to play in different conditions....The team that Dhoni is trying to build for next WC must go through all criticism ...just like its predecessors ...The team performed excellently in its opening two matches...brushing aside demoralised and hopeless Pakistan team...beating Bangladesh is as easy as it gets.....Sehwag n gambhir gave good starts.They continued from where they left in IPL.Gambhir is slowly n steadily donning the role of a mature n calm player...which is very heartening to see.Sehwag,on the other hand,lives by the sword n dies by it....He must learn to anchor the innings when the going gets tough....still he is in pretty good from...that's the good thing.Sachin would have probably started wondering whether the team really needs him!!!!...The upper middle order read rohit sharma,suresh raina n the younger pathan is a bit of a concern....both must learn to play middle while mixing caution with aggression...the rest of the batting order is pretty gd...The bowlers in the team especially Ishant,Rp n sreesanth will have to adapt to subcontinent style of bowling....The accuracy of the bowlers (read as extras) is marvelous...For the record India gave away 1 no ball in the entire tournament!!!!...With the experience of zaheeer these bowlers are as good as any in the world n piyush as second choice spinner makes it spoilt for choice...The fielding standard has improved but only a bit....What the coach Gary Kirsten has to look is the mental aspects.........Success is a double edged sword...It can motivate people to achieve higher things but can also lead to adverse effects.. here the recent case of Praveen kumar may be cited as an example....Although the team lost in the final,there were some positives in the defeat too....the first n most important...they were brought down to earth after their 2 victories...thus the overconfidence was eliminated...n the second ..since they now tasted defeat in a final they will knw what it takes to win it..
PS:I think the Saurav n Dravid must retire from ODI...no use...waitin for selector's call...Dravid is in the worst form of his life n Dada isnt getting younger by the day

1 comment:

Vishal said...

nice views on indian cricket